Four players from Webster County’s baseball and softball teams were recognized for their play during the regular season at their respective district tournaments last week.
Baseball’s Jace Thurby and Micah Austin, and softball’s Chloe Papineau and Mallory Leath were all named to All-District teams at the Sixth District playoffs.
Thurby finished the season with a .286 average. He posted 12 RBIs, seven doubles, and a triple in 28 games. He was tied for the team lead in walks with 17 and was 15-of-17 in stolen bases.
On the mound he led the staff in strikeouts with 61 in 44 2/3 innings. He threw the most pitches with 906, wrapping up with a 4.54 earned run average.
Austin led the team in batting average at .360. He also topped the list in doubles with nine. He stole 30 bases and drove in 17 runs. He struck out just nine times in 86 at-bats.
He was team leader in ERA with 1.66 over a team-high 54 2/3 innings in 12 appearances. He struck out 43 batters and walked 15.
Papineau led the Lady Trojans in most categories, hitting at a .571 clip in 77 at-bats over 25 games. She led the team in RBIs (35), home runs (8), triples (4), and doubles (14). She struck out only four times.
In the circle, Papineau tossed 111 2/3 innings with 1,693 pitches in 23 appearances. She fanned 131 and walked 21, finishing with a 3.01 ERA and a 13-5 record in 20 starts.
Leath clubbed a ,458 average in 72 at-bats playing in all 25 games for Webster. She doubled nine times and tripled once. She struck out just five times and stole four bases.